Scientists and the public partnering to monitor and improve the conservation of cetaceans in UK waters

Take part in the National Whale & Dolphin Watch 2018!

28th July – 5th August

Announcements

Beluga visits waters of the Thames Estuary!

A video of a beluga whale visiting the River Thames off Coalhouse Fort has been reported this morning on Twitter by ecologist and ornithologist Dave Andrews. The scientists at Sea Watch Foundation are very pleased to realise how positively the general public responds to this encounter and how much t
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Welcome to our new Regional Coordinator for Pembrokeshire – Rhian Forrest

We would like to welcome a new recruit to the Sea Watch team, Rhian Forrest, who has recently been appointed as Sea Watch Regional Coordinator for Pembrokeshire!   Hello! My name is Rhian Forrest, and I became involved with the Welsh Sea Watchers Volunteer project in 2013. As an already enthusi
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SUMMARY REPORT UK NATIONAL WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCH – 2018

The 2018 National Whale and Dolphin Watch event involving thousands of volunteers from all around the British Isles, conducted between 28th July and 5nd August, has revealed striking biodiversity of Britain’s Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises. Organised by the Sea Watch Foundation, Britain’s oldest mar
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News and Articles

‘Benny’ the Beluga still in the Thames

We had a chat with Dr Chiara G. Bertulli who works as Sightings Officer at Sea Watch in response to the news of 'Benny' the Beluga whale being in the Thames.
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Beluga visits waters of the Thames Estuary!

A video of a beluga whale visiting the River Thames off Coalhouse Fort has been reported this morning on Twitter by ecologist and ornithologist Dave Andrews. The scientists at Sea Watch Foundation are very pleased to realise how positively the genera
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A sad day for a porpoise

I was recently lucky enough to see a Harbour porpoise up close. Unfortunately, this was a long dead, heavily decomposed corpse… but a porpoise nonetheless. The UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) investigate all reported cases of st
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